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Yea I saw that trailer the other day, looks good. Start a thread on it...
 

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Saw this today, thought it was pretty good.

One gripe though is how the aliens are pretty much invincible at the start of the film but then at the end are pretty damn beatable.... sill a very good watch though imo.

The sequel will be interesting.
 

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Battle LA was shite I thought. Left with half hour to go. What happens at the end?
 

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Infact the movie was more like Call of Duty on a huge huge screen.
 

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I didn't like this...At all...At least Skyline was unintentionally funny. This is just utter nothingness for people who find flashing things and endless banging riveting.

Noodle's right it's like Modern Warfare 2 with aliens, but it's not like playing Modern Warfare 2 with Aliens, it's like watching someone else, whom you don't particularly like play Modern Warfare 2 with Aliens, for 2 hours, on the same level....Why on earth would anyone want to do that?

Also, it hasn't removed the "half arsed cliche'd plot" at all...it's still very much there. He gives them speeches, they say hoo rar, there's a woman who wants to be a vet, a father doing something brave for his son, various different kinds of black people... and they keep... on... following him unquestionally into endless battles when he's told them to go home in a sort of macho Dead Poets Society tugfest for the kind of people who get hard playing Modern Warfare 2...You know the kind of bollocks..."we're not leaving you staff seargent" "why should you get to have all the fun" "I've got nothing better to do anyway (smirk)"...Oh feck OFF...feckITY feck OFF YOU feckING feck FACE!! No, you'd want to have a sit down and a bacon roll after all that, you wouldn't just keep ...oh feck it.

It's a war movie more than an Alien invasion film, but somehow without anything that makes any war movie interesting. There isn't just no plot, there are no characters either. I think one of the soldiers had some beef with Aaron Eckhart for something, but it's mentioned like, twice, and then Ecky gives a speech that makes him cry and it's all "my captain my captain" from there on in..

Pointless thing.
 

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Does Michelle Rodriquez die like she always does?
 

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No oddly enough, though she if of course still playing Vasquez from Aliens, the role she was born to play, but was born 20 years too late for, which forces her instead to walk the earth endlessly acting it out in every film anyway, as it's all she's ever been capable of doing, in the desperate hope that it'll somehow giver her life meaning...
 

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Jenette Goldstein had a bit of range though. She was great in Near Dark and pops up in Lethal Weapon 2 and Terminator 2.

Near Dark is a film I'd forgotten about and needs another viewing.
 

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No oddly enough, though she if of course still playing Vasquez from Aliens, the role she was born to play, but was born 20 years too late for, which forces her instead to walk the earth endlessly acting it out in every film anyway, as it's all she's ever been capable of doing, in the desperate hope that it'll somehow giver her life meaning...
:lol::lol::lol:
 

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I didn't like this...At all...At least Skyline was unintentionally funny. This is just utter nothingness for people who find flashing things and endless banging riveting.

Noodle's right it's like Modern Warfare 2 with aliens, but it's not like playing Modern Warfare 2 with Aliens, it's like watching someone else, whom you don't particularly like play Modern Warfare 2 with Aliens, for 2 hours, on the same level....Why on earth would anyone want to do that?

Also, it hasn't removed the "half arsed cliche'd plot" at all...it's still very much there. He gives them speeches, they say hoo rar, there's a woman who wants to be a vet, a father doing something brave for his son, various different kinds of black people... and they keep... on... following him unquestionally into endless battles when he's told them to go home in a sort of macho Dead Poets Society tugfest for the kind of people who get hard playing Modern Warfare 2...You know the kind of bollocks..."we're not leaving you staff seargent" "why should you get to have all the fun" "I've got nothing better to do anyway (smirk)"...Oh feck OFF...feckITY feck OFF YOU feckING feck FACE!! No, you'd want to have a sit down and a bacon roll after all that, you wouldn't just keep ...oh feck it.

It's a war movie more than an Alien invasion film, but somehow without anything that makes any war movie interesting. There isn't just no plot, there are no characters either. I think one of the soldiers had some beef with Aaron Eckhart for something, but it's mentioned like, twice, and then Ecky gives a speech that makes him cry and it's all "my captain my captain" from there on in..

Pointless thing.
:lol:
 

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Jenette Goldstein had a bit of range though
I think it's very possible she was actually raised by her...In character...It would be the only logical explanation. ...Or in the same way that Berba learnt English through the Godfather, Michelle learned to feign human emotion entirely from watching Aliens endlessly in a darkened room.
 

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I actually fell asleep during this last night. For the first time ever.


Here is my plot synopsis:


Bang bang meteor, bang, meteor, bang, not meteor, actually aliens, bang bang bang bang crash wallop, bang bang, cry sob, humans are great, bang bang bang bang bang THE END.
 

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Forty mins in... I've long since concluded that this is shit.

edit: O wait... Battle of Los Angeles has aliens having a go at LA as well... it actually seems far shittier than Battle: LA... Like it's made for TV or smth. Why the feck would something with such a similar name and premise be released in the same year?

edit^2: Found this review on IMDB, makes sense to me:

An Insult To Your Intelligence
12 March 2011 | by fabolous_1024 (United States)

Oddly enough, this movie came on right after Total Recall on the "SyFy" channel. Total Recall was filmed 20 years ago. Which movie do you think has better special effects? 10 minutes into this movie and I had to turn it off. EVERYTHING about this movie (that is, the part I watched) is insulting. The fact of the matter is that this specific production company does this intentionally. You feel as if you're watching a group of 10th graders trying to make a movie. In reality, you're watching a group of people who know enough people will accidentally buy these movies thinking they're legitimate movies so that their $100,000 budget will net them a few $million.
 

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Jenette Goldstein had a bit of range though. She was great in Near Dark and pops up in Lethal Weapon 2 and Terminator 2.

Near Dark is a film I'd forgotten about and needs another viewing.
They were going to remake it, but Twilight came out and it got canned. This is possibly the only reason to be thankful for the Twilight films.
 

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So this is not worth watching? It's on Sky Premiere/Anytime now...
I was tempted to watch it yesterday, my finger dwelt on the select button for a second or two. Then I realised if I pressed the button, that would be me commited for two hours regardless of how crap it is (I sat through Skyline).
 

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It's a very poor film. The acting, writing and delivery is so bad and cliched. It's not a bad idea for a film, not very original either mind, but they made it much worse than it could have been. Not Skyline bad, but not too far off to be honest.
 

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I remember watching this but not much else about it. Can't even remember how the film ended off the top of my head